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The Proposed Divorce Bill in RP:
Pro or No?

A Research Paper Presented to
Dr. Josephine E. Tuliao
Mapúa Institute Technology

in partial fulfillment
of the requirements in
Philippine Governance and Constitution
(SS10)

by
Jineia Joy T. Baldoza
August 2011

Abstract

This research paper, entitled “The Proposed Divorce Bill in RP: Pro or No?”, is conducted to give justice and find responses on the exchange of views of the people regarding the issue. The purpose of this research study is to define divorce and its concepts. The reasons of this study are to determine the causes of separation and to better understand the concerns that women face when deciding to get separated. This paperwork also intends to review the issues and factors that affect marriage decisions and to warn couple who plans to have divorce services. This research paper will state some laws regarding divorce and its consequences. Also, this aims to clarify rumors about the issue. Beyond all, this research study is made to encourage couples avoid separation, to persuade couples value family life, and to uphold and promote respect for life.

CHAPTER I
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

Introduction
Article XV Section 2 of the 1986 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines affirms that, “Marriage, as an inviolable social institution, is the foundation of the family and shall be protected by the State.”

Marriage is a status or relation of one man and woman, legally united for life, with rights and obligations which are governed by law and not subject to private agreement between the parties.
Just before the intense argue on the Reproductive Health Bill, Filipinos are once more at odds with each other in considering another controversial piece of legislation: the Divorce Bill.
Divorce is not acknowledged under the laws of the Philippines. Filipino citizens, no matter what their country of residence, must follow the procedure indicated in the Family Code of the...